KCL SB successfully held IEEE UK and Ireland Section 9th Student Branch Chair Meeting

On 14th of March, a social gathering was hosted by the IEEE King’s College London (KCL) Student Branch (SB) Committee. The event aimed to bring experts of other IEEE student branches to communicate and exchange their experience.

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Firstly, Peng Qi and Ali Shafti, the local organisers, chair and vice chair of IEEE KCL SB guided guests around the Strand Campus of KCL. Beautiful and historical buildings and the nice weather impressed everyone.

This event included a workshop by University of Southampton student branch on “How to Run a Successful Student Branch” as well as extensive round the table discussion which highlighted the examples for good and bad practices across section SBs. Everyone discussed actively drawing on their own experiences. These talks were followed by lunch and a friendly networking session.

Dr. Mona Ghassemian was invited as the SAC vice-chair to present the SAC across region to the SB chairs in IEEE UK and Ireland Section – this was done in the afternoon. Mona then proceeded to answer the participants’ questions. Veronika Nesheva shared the experience of TEMS (Technology and Manaegement Society) with everyone. Finally, KCL Robotics and Telecommunication groups introduced their research to the audience and received positive feedback.

The event was attended by more than 30 people, including faculty members and graduate students. The attendees showed great interest in the talks and recent developments and we managed to raise further awareness of the SB, with students coming forward since then to join and more following our website and Facebook page for updates.

We plan to further increase our activities and get more students involved with what the IEEE can offer. Our current plans include:

–          Further collaborations within and without KCL – taking teams of KCL students out to different IEEE contests and events

–          Robotics society and IEEE SB will together hold the “Google event” on KCL with about 300 people already signed up to join.

Looking forward to our new events and to have a good time again!

Reporter: Yunke Wei, Publicity Officer of IEEE KCL SB
Photo by Zhaoxu Duan, Web Officer of IEEE KCL SB
Edited by Ali Shafti, Vice-Chair of IEEE KCL SB